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Relative to most people I know, I am comfortable just about anywhere. I went to 20 schools before the 8th grade because my father couldn't hold a job. We moved every six months. I had to adjust.
Relative to most of the energy and material flows on Earth, the machinations of humankind are puny. The planet's powers are much, much bigger than our own. But in a few sensitive places, we're making an impact on a planetary scale, and that impact is not a good one.
The measurement of nuclear performance depends on several parameters: the location and number of instruments, the geology of the area, the location of the seismic station relative to the test site.
Your belief system tends to be a function of how you were raised. Having grown up in the Midwest and a relatively conservative household, my opinions have been shaped by my education, by my Christian faith.
Egypt does not possess rich natural resources. Its agricultural area is relatively small less than 10 per cent of the total land. Its growth relies on tourism, Suez Canal tariffs, and foreign investment.
Did you hear the one about the elderly Jew on his deathbed who sent for a priest, after declaring to his astonished relatives that 'I want to convert.' Asked why he would become a Catholic, after living all his life as a Jew, he answered: 'Better one of them should die than one of us.'
In terms of foods for me, I think I have more of the usual associations foods from childhood that I associate with care and love, from relatives or special restaurants like the kind elderly man who dusted seasoning salt on French fries at the corner burger joint.
No country in the history of the world has ever contributed more to humankind and accomplished more for its people in so brief a period of time as Israel has done since its relatively recent rebirth in 1948.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative brutality of the technique employed. But this did not happen.
I didn't write about my mother much in the third year after she died. I was still trying to get my argument straight: When her friends or our relatives wondered why I was still so hard on her, I could really lay out the case for what it had been like to be raised by someone who had loathed herself, her husband, even her own name.
Of course, the discounting of future earnings should hurt all stocks. But it should hurt technology stocks more than others, because so many of them are valued at extremely high levels relative to their current earnings.
For investors who do want to speculate in high yield bonds, one alternative may be a junk bond mutual fund, which can offer investors the relative safety of diversification.
Rising interest rates are considered bad for stocks because they raise the cost of doing business and depress corporate earnings and because higher yields make bonds relatively more attractive than stocks to investors.
Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die, help me spread the news. Let people know about immortality device. That way, your loved ones won't die.
'Easter' is a movable event, calculated by the relative positions of sun and moon, an impossible way of fixing year by year the anniversary of a historical event, but a very natural and indeed inevitable way of calculating a solar festival. These changing dates do not point to the history of a man, but to the hero of a solar myth.
Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over reaching all.
Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed up town where you've got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it's a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way.
Well people often ask me how I felt growing up with a father who was a politician and who was often away. But when I'm asked that question I often reflect on my inability really to be able to answer it in any relative sense because I never grew up with a father doing anything else. So I just have no idea what it would be like otherwise.
One of the things I say is from an evolutionary point of view: probably the ideal rich environment for a baby includes more mud, livestock, and relatives than most of us could tolerate nowadays.
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.
Perhaps because my town was so naturally gothic in its architecture and relative isolation the roads often closed in winter my stories tended toward the ghostly and the creepily suspenseful right from the get go.
I feel that each and every one of us as individuals has a responsibility to one another. None of us would be here without the help of someone else whether it be guardians, teachers, parents, relatives, etc. someone contributed to your well being as a person. We're all connected in so many different ways.
It's always been something I've been searching for freedom. It's a very relative thing. It means different things to different people.
I think it's probably the Dutch who are to blame for starting the whole 'art business', because before they came along, art was attached to relatively stable structures, and it was everybody's. It was like going to the movies.
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad's sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.
The campaign against the death penalty has been while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people.
In the movies, you want a good story and characters that are honest, but you are also looking for a good director who can lead the ship. That's how we look at business. Everybody has a great idea for a start up, and so do their relatives, and they tell me, 'You gotta build it.' I say, 'I have to believe in it.'